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Benjamin Grosvenor, Isata Kanneh-Mason & Mitsuko Uchida make 'the best piano performances from this year's BBC Proms' / Pianist

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This year's edition of the Proms may have been very different, given Covid-19, but we were still treated to some exceptional piano performances...

Benjamin Grosvenor - Grosvenor was joined by the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Paavo Järvi for a performance of Shostakovich's First Piano Concerto, bookended by Ravel's neo-Baroque masterpiece Le tombeau de Couperin and Mozart's titanic Symphony No. 41. 

Isata Kanneh-Mason - Isata, who appeared on the cover of issue 110 of Pianist, joined her brother Sheku (cello) for a specially recorded recital of Beethoven, Barber, Bridge and Rachmaninov. 

Mitsuko Uchida - Sir Simon Rattle conducted the London Symphony Orchestra and Pianist 104 cover star Mitsuko Uchida in a programme ranging from Elgar to Adès and Gabrieli to Kurtág. The climax is Vaughan Williams's Fifth Symphony.

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